Are electric scooters legal in your country? Check with our list

Electric Scooters

Electric scooter rental services are quite common in larger European cities but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that they are deeply unpopular among many drivers. Inexperienced scooter riders without helmets accessing electric scooters from a few dollars has been a recipe for disaster and scooters can be found vandalised or destroyed across cities.

Luckily we also sell electric scooters to any country in the EU, with 3 days shipping and superb customer service. 

To help you get to know the local laws for electric scooters and other small electric transportation we’ve setup a list where we sum up the laws per country.

The Netherlands; Illegal; Right now driving an electric scooter/step on the public road is illegal and can be fined. But we are working on legalising.

Germany; Legal; Driving an electric scooter is legal in Germany. The driver needs to be at least 14 years old and the maximum speed is 20 km/h.

France; Legal; As long as you keep to the ‘law’ and do not drive as an maniac. There is no law now so as the French would say; who can stop me!

Denmark; Legal; Driving electric scooters/steps are completely legal as long as you wear an helmet, have the lights on while driving and have an (yellow) reflective sticker on the side of the vehicle.

Belgium; Legal; Driving and electric scooter/step is legal as long as you drive no faster then 18km/h.

Spain; Legal; No problem. Take out your electric scooter and drink some cerveza, they don’t care.

Sweden; Legal; You can ride your electric scooter in Sweden as long as you keep to the traffic rules. 

Iceland; Legal; 

Italy; Legal; Every city can make their own rules. Allowed to circulate in urban areas, prior municipal deliberation, in pedestrian areas, on footpaths and cycle paths, in cycle lanes and reserved lanes, in zones and on roads with a speed limit of 30 km/. Allowed in pedestrian zones, but limit of 6 km/h. Also be allowed on footpaths and cycle paths, in cycle lanes, in zones and on roads with a speed limit of 30 km/h, at speeds of no higher than 20 km/h. 

Greece; Working on it; 

Spain; Legal; Legalising electric scooters in cities like Barcelona really helped the community and city expand. 

13 Comments to “ Are electric scooters legal in your country? Check with our list”

  1. Janice says :Reply

    This article is very informative.

  2. Riccardo says :Reply

    Any news about Italy ???

    1. Tyler says :Reply

      We don’t know if driving an electric scooter is legal in your country right now. But I will update our list as soon as I know more.

      1. paolo says :Reply

        its illegal to drive steps in the Italy.

        1. Stink Tyler says :Reply

          Sorry, but in Spain its regulated with basic regulations while a solution is found at the state level, as in the rest of the world. And the main cities already have it regulated. Drinking beer and doing what you want is typical of foreigners.

  3. Malcolm Eylott says :Reply

    Please let me know when e scooters are legal in Netherlands.

  4. Nope, just heard that e-scooters and -boards will stay illegal in the Netherlands. They don’t replace the car, what would be a positive thing. They replace walking and cycling.

  5. Neither are they (legal) in the UK. Saw a BBC Click program regarding this item this morning.

    1. Tyler says :Reply

      We do not know if it’s legal in Greece. But we will keep you updated when we know more.

  6. saras says :Reply

    still not leagal in Nyderland?

    1. Tyler says :Reply

      Hi Saras, no still not legal in Nyderland

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